BSc in Occupational Health & Safety Course at Boitekanelo College

BSc in Occupational Health & Safety Course at Boitekanelo College

What is Occupational Health and Safety?

Occupational safety and health, also commonly referred to as occupational health and safety, occupational health, or occupational safety, is a multidisciplinary field concerned with the safety, health, and welfare of people at work.

BSc in Occupational Health & Safety

The key objective of Degree in Occupational Health and Safety is to build a pool of professionals who are capable of identifying, evaluating, assessing and controlling occupational hazards, risks and injuries to workers in all sectors of the economy.

The programme will also hinge on protection of the environment, neighbouring communities as well as hone learners with the skills to manage resources that are fundamental in the development of occupational health and safety plans and intervention programmes that promote wellness and safety at the workplace.

Admission Requirements

BGCSE or equivalent with at least 36 points with a minimum of grade C in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or a CC in Double Science, D in English as well as a credit in any other subject.

Candidates should be 25 years or above at the time of application and must have an appropriate Diploma in a relevant course from an institution accredited by BQA may also be considered.

Exemptions may be granted to candidates with a Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety or equivalent. The potential candidate must also have experience in the related workforce with proof thereof. 

A letter of confirmation from the service or portfolio of evidence may be required.


Year 1

  • Management Practice
  • Biostatistics and Research
  • OHS Legislation
  • Communications and Study Skills
  • Epidimiology
  • Basic Computer skills
  • Occupational Health and Toxicology 1
  • Safety Principles and Practices
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Management Practice

Year 2

  • Occupational Medicine
  • Safety Principles and Practices 2
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Special Areas and Populations
  • Environmental Management
  • Toxicology
  • Industrial Ergonomics
  • Risk Management
  • Chemical Safety Management

Year 3

  • Emergency Disaster Management
  • Introduction to Occupational Hygiene
  • Health Promotion and Promotion
  • Accident Prevention and Investigation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Equipment Management
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Records Management

Year 4

  • Dissertation
  • Health Care Professionalism
  • Industrial Attachment

Employment Opportunities

  • Mining
  • Textile manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Corporate sector